I originally come from the democratic paradise, Scandinavia.
After the democratic rules you are not allowed to:
~ Have whatever flat or house you want. You can buy a flat after the size of your family. As a single person you are allowed to have max 2 room + Kitchen, 75 square meters.
~ You can not have the fence or hedge as high as you want around your garden. Max. 80cm.
~ You can not build or plant whatever you want in your own garden. You must have the authorities and your neighbors accept to build a garage or plant a tree per example.
~ You are not allowed to wear what ever you want. You can go naked at the beach, but you can not use scarf on your head. If you use a scarf on your head, you are likely to be fired from your work.
~ You can not practice any work you want. You can only work inside the fields you have diploma for.
If you want to care for children in your home, be a house-keeper or sweep the streets, you must have dispensation from the authorities and then they settle the price you are allowed to take for the service.
~ You are not allowed to open a school or kindergarten as a business.
~ If you have a business, you can not take whatever price you want. The authorities settle the prices.
~ You are not allowed to play music loud or do handicraft work in your home after 10:00pm
~ You are not allowed to hang your laundry so it is visible for others.
~ You can not renovate your house or flat as you want. You must have dispensation from the authorities.
~ In an apartment-building, you are not allowed to take a shower after 11:00pm
~ You are not allowed to have whatever pet or animal you want. Not even if you have a farm. The authorities must give you dispensation. Some places you are only allowed to have hamster or budgie.
~ You can not go fishing or hunting as you like. You must buy dispensation-card from the authorities and then you can fish for a certain period of time or hunt for a certain number of a specified species of animal.
~ You can not to cross the street as you like. You have to cross the street only at the zebra-stripes, straight line with 2 steps pr. Second. If you cross the street outside the zebra-line or angled and a police sees you, you will get a fine.
~ You are enforced to have different kind of insurances. Like fire-insurance, burglary-insurance, health-insurance, weather/catastrophe-insurance, child-insurance, car-insurance, pet-insurance (if you have a pet)
~ You can not criticize the authorities. If you do…Then you very fast get diagnosed with any kind of mental disease and are taken to a mental hospital where they forget you, or you come “very convenient” in an accident that “unfortunately” takes you life, or you “unfortunately” get an illness which is not curable.
Still it is more to tell. . . Not to forget how difficult they make your life if you have any other religious belief than what the authorities allow. They say they have free religion, but that is only in the name of it.
(That have to be in another blogg.)
I moved to a country of dictatorship, in order to get some freedom in my private life. . .
1) Here I can buy whatever flat or house I want. Although I am single.
2) If I have a house, I can do whatever I want with both the house and the garden. Renovate as I like, plant whatever I like and if I want animals, no-one interfere. Even if I have a flat in the middle of the city, I can have hen or sheep on my balcony or on the roof of the apartment-building.
3) In my home I can wear whatever I want, but public I have to dress in a way that does not offend anyone. Decent dressing.
4) I can take the work I want either I have education in it or not. If I want to care for children in my home or clean people’s houses, it is a case between me and my employer and the salary is likewise. If I make flower-decoration or knit socks, I can sell them at the marked and the income is mine sole.
5) If I have a business, I can take the price I want on my goods and if the customer feels it is too much, they can bargain.
6) If I want, I can even open a school or a kindergarten and the school-fees are between me and the parents of the child.
7) Here we can play music, take a shower and do handicraft 24 hours where-ever you live.
8) And the laundry is on the line where it is suitable to put a laundry-line
9) If I want to go fishing or hunting, the only thing I need is a fishing-rod or a gun and if I want. . . I even can sell what I got on the marked.
10) I can cross the street as I like and even run between the cars if I like to do so.
11) It is no forced insurances. If you like and can afford to have one or two, you do that as a private security.
But. . . . I can not criticize the authorities. The government, the Army the police or the religion. Then it is official known that you are likely to go to jail. This is something everyone knows. The authorities do the best they can and they want to hear from the public. You can acknowledge them that something doesn’t work properly or that something is missing in the community or give new ideas . . . But it is not accepted that you criticize only for the sake of criticism.
So . . . In the matter of criticism of the authorities, there are no different between Democracy and dictatorship. They only deal with it in different way. In dictatorship, everything is open in the daylight and everyone knows where the border goes and the authority takes the responsibility of what they are doing.
In Democracy, it supposes to be free speech so long as you don’t talk. If you criticize or threaten the authorities, no on have the responsibility of whatever happens with you (concerning the above mentioned possibilities) and these facts never comes out to the public.
Look at Iraq. . . It was after the revolution of the so called freedom, in the name of democracy, they had to put on burka and woolen-stockings.
Look at Iran . . . It has never been slain so many people as after the revolution in the name of freedom & democracy. More so, now no-one has the responsibility, because now the slaying is in the name of democracy, so then no one needs to be hanged.
Try to read the following sentence . . . .
What is freedom for you is not necessary freedom for me.
Did you understand that sentence ? ? ? ? ?